A 26-year-old woman named Erica Lyle in Denver called 911 last week, and told them her BABY was locked in the car, and she couldn't find her keys. But only half of that was true.
Two cops and a fire truck RUSHED to the scene to try to save the baby, but . . . there WAS no baby.
According to one of the cops on the scene, quote, "Her kids are not in the car, she just felt the need to go ahead and say that to get the fire department out here quicker" . . . to help her search for her missing keys.
The cops and firefighters did NOT help her open her car . . . they told her she needed to call a locksmith.
And Erica was charged with misuse of an emergency telephone.
Back in the late '90s, JAMES VAN DER BEEK let JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE use his driver's license to get into a club . . . and it WORKED.
It happened in Vegas . . . and at the time, both 'N SYNC and "Dawson's Creek" were just starting out. Justin was 17 years old, and James was 21.
James says, quote, "We were all going to some club and they were all too young. And so I went in and somehow passed my I.D. back so that Justin could get in with [it].
"Justin used it to get in, and then tried to pass it out so LANCE [BASS] could get in. [But] by the third time [the bouncers] saw a James Van Der Beek I.D., they were like, 'Ah, I don't think so James.'"
A 31-year-old named Keveen Quintanilla from Burlingame, California broke into a restaurant called Curry Up Now on Saturday, and robbed the place.
A few employees caught him in the act, but he got away before they could grab him. Fortunately, once the cops got there, one of the employees had a STRONG lead.
22-year-old Ashley Cullen is a bartender at Curry Up Now, and she told the cops she recognized the guy . . . because he was the CREEPY DUDE who had hit on her a few hours earlier when she was taking out the trash.
He'd also given Ashley his NAME and NUMBER. And she gave them to the cops.
They pretended to be Ashley, and texted Keveen to set up a date at a donut shop. When he got there, the cops arrested him. He was charged with FIVE felonies, including burglary and meth possession.
A police spokesman says, quote, "This is a simple case once again proving when you think not with your brain but with your emotions, like this idiot was doing, you end up in jail."
Even if you're a giant man with huge muscles, a leather jacket, and a million tattoos . . . how tough can you look wearing MICKEY MOUSE EARS?
There are some articles going around online right now, about how GANGS have infiltrated Disneyland. They're modeled after motorcycle gangs, with custom denim vests and tattoos . . . only they're not violent. They're just adults who LOVE Disney. Apparently there are about 20 or so of these gangs, and they're SUPER hardcore. Like . . . for some of them, it's just as hard to get in as it would be to get into a REAL gang. They even have names, like the Jungle Cruisers and the Main Street Elites. For now, Disney seems okay with them . . . or, at least they're not going to crack down just yet. Yes, they look intimidating, but they're not . . . some even take it upon themselves to help police the parks and report people breaking the rules. But if this evolves into things like TURF WARS, or violence, or squeezing little children and tourists out of the park . . . obviously Disney would step in. And now that they're getting press, we're guessing that crackdown will come sooner rather than later.
If you run into a burning building to save a person or a pet, you're a hero. If it's anything else . . . you're a MORON. Here's a prime example.
Around 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, a fire broke out in the basement apartment of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota. And when firefighters got there, they found the couple who lived there still inside . . . trying to rescue their flat-screen TELEVISION. The couple's names haven't been released. But according to a fire department spokesman, the unit was filled with black smoke when they arrived. And the man and woman were in the middle of disconnecting the cords from the back of the TV. Both ended up having to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but apparently they're okay. And it turns out they were the ones who'd accidentally STARTED the fire while they were smoking. Luckily, firefighters were able to contain it pretty quickly. But it still caused about $90,000 worth of damage. No one else was hurt . . . and officials say they're not sure if the television made it out or not.
Remember in the movie "WarGames" when MATTHEW BRODERICK hacked into the school's computer to change his grades? For three decades, people have been dreaming of hacking their way to straight A's.
Well, 25-year-old Roy Sun actually did it. And now he's going to jail. Roy was an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in Indiana. And not a very good one. So he and another student figured out a way to hack into their professors' computers and change their grades. First they secretly switched their professors' computer keyboards with hacker keyboards that record every key pressed. Then they used the results to get their professors' passwords, and used the passwords to change their grades. Roy changed eight F's and one D into A's. The other student changed one of his girlfriend's grades. Eventually they got caught, and both pleaded guilty to two counts of computer tampering and one count of conspiracy to commit computer tampering. But the other fled back to Japan, where he's from, and he's been there since. Roy was just sentenced to 90 days in jail, plus almost four years of probation after that.
Thursday was the luckiest AND most profitable day of this guy's life . . . in more ways than one.
On Thursday morning, police in Hingham, Massachusetts pulled over 22-year-old Scott Lowe of Rockland, Massachusetts for speeding. And he had a hell of an excuse. He told the cops he'd just won $50,000 on a $2 lottery scratcher . . . and he was heading to the lottery headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts to cash it in. The police noticed he was SHAKING from excitement. He even showed them the ticket. And he was telling the truth . . . he'd won $50,000. So they let him GO . . . with a warning on his speeding ticket. Which is kind of like winning a SECOND lottery for a few hundred dollars more. Scott headed on to the lottery office and cashed in his ticket.